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  • Posted 08/02/2010 05:59:11 EDT

    "So why would New York and California have the ability to vote for the entire nation, and Nebraska and Idaho and Maine don’t have a say?" Because states are abstract, imagined communities (to use Be more »

  • Posted 12/16/2009 07:54:31 EST

    DOL2LARS: Because educational policy research is routinely ignored for generalized, unresearched drivel like this editorial. Refer to artie45's post to see just one example of this...Union's are the m more »

  • Posted 12/15/2009 08:38:25 EST

    Wrong dubbschism. The hotel agreed to pay the difference in their salary through the end of the year, and to maintain their health benefits through March, after which they would take a big pay cut and more »

  • Posted 12/15/2009 08:00:11 EST

    Great piece, glad to see that Hyatt's deception and greed is not going to just fade away from the public consciousness. @schadenfreude98: You are mistaken, these workers were not in a union, the main more »

  • Posted 11/14/2009 04:16:21 EST

    If not written by someone who already had a regular column, this article would of had neither hope nor prayer of being published. more »

  • Posted 11/08/2009 10:07:28 EST

    The framers of the Constitution were corrupt politicians, and their exact intentions were to oppress a large portion of its citizenry by limiting their democratic power. Madison in particular believed more »

  • Posted 11/06/2009 06:51:55 EST

    rick1954 said: "I'm willing to bet that few death penalty opponents would be against it if a close family member or they tehmselves were the victim of a violent crime in which the death penalty is app more »

  • Comment on: 'In Pynchon’

    Posted 09/19/2009 10:08:40 EDT

    Forget even simple references; folk, jazz, blues, and rock music permeate American fiction, and to write as bold a sentence as the one that opens this article without properly defending it is just bad more »

  • Posted 07/28/2009 04:43:51 EDT

    Johndog, your distaste for unions is apparent, and blinds you to the reality. Massachusetts students, who attend school in one of the most heavily unionized states in the country, consistently outperf more »

  • Posted 07/25/2009 08:34:57 EDT

    Well, OSCARBOZACHTOO, your post misrepresents what I said, and is therefore dishonest. Nowhere did I celebrate what you call "race-baiting". I think that standing up to police when they overstep their more »

  • Posted 07/25/2009 06:46:53 EDT

    Thank you harry, so many people are so misinformed on their actual rights when dealing with police officers. Rick1954, you are again proscribing "shoulds" to people, but the only persons who shirked t more »

  • Posted 07/25/2009 06:15:16 EDT

    Rick1954, three words: Freedom of Speech. He is entitled to say what he likes, especially in his own home. The idea that someone "should be" composed is irrational and irrelevant. Composed? According more »

  • Posted 07/25/2009 05:38:34 EDT

    The issue that should be looked at more closely is the ignorance of the law and the outright abuse of power by countless police officers across the country. Brianric and Rick, just because you choose more »

  • Posted 07/15/2009 10:27:10 EDT

    The only thing these hearings serve to demonstrate to the public is what sentimental and intellectually limited senators we have on both sides of the aisle. I wonder if they can actually listen to the more »

  • Comment on: 'Union votes ‘

    Posted 07/03/2009 07:05:19 EDT

    Union abuses have little to do with Menino making emergency services less available in a densely populated area. This could have a tragic effect on the citizens of our city and the mayor should be ash more »

  • Posted 06/24/2009 10:01:33 EDT

    Democracy doesn't work unless it is brought about organically by the people of a nation. "Spreading" democracy is a dumb idea, if not impossible. more »